Read: Rick Nash Is Questionable For The Spengler Cup

According to a report in suedostschweiz, Rick Nash’s participation in the Spengler Cup is in jeopardy as he is in NY recovering from a groin injury.

Nash is waiting to get the green light from doctors to see if he can return.

The Spengler cup starts on 12/26 and Davos’ first game is on 12/27.

Read: Rick Nash Came To NY For One Reason and Can’t Wait To Get Going

Nash DavosIn the NY Post, Larry Brooks spoke with Rick Nash’s agent Joel Resnick who said that Nash’s return to NY for his groin issue is just precautionary.

He said “There’s nothing for anyone to be alarmed about.”

Resnick added that Nash can’t wait to get playing with the Rangers and that he came to the Rangers for one reason, “to win the cup.”

He said that after seeing the doctors in NY Nash will decide whether he wants to return to Switzerland.

BUZZ: Rick Nash Is Heading Back To New York To Have His Groin Looked At

Nash The Hockey News1:31PM: Brooks writes in The Post that Nash will be examined by the Rangers doctors.

12:22PM: According to Larry Brooks, Rick Nash is currently on a flight to New York to have his injured groin looked at.

This is believed to be a precautionary move and the injury to Nash isn’t thought to be serious.

Nash re-aggravated his groin issue on 12/1 and it was revealed that it was his groin that was keeping him out.

The report was that he would be out for a week.

He first sat out games on 11/23 with a groin injury and returned to the lineup a week later and score two goals.

THIS SECTION is all about Nash playing in Davos.

Buzz: Rick Nash Re-Aggravted His Groin Issue/Davos Playing Michael Del Zotto’s Team Today

According to Marcel Kutcha, who was in conversation with Melissa, Rick Nash will be out for one week because he re-aggravated his groin issue over the weekend.

The issue was originally thought to be a back issue.

Nash missed a few games recently with a groin issue but returned to the lineup and scored two goals.

Read: Why NHLers Have A Tougher Time Tearing It Up In Europe

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQMGdhR7XKKtucoxQBt_rmgoCyMJjoeFKkrYldOgFBJzCprQLztpgIn the latest issue of The Hockey News, with Sidney Crosby on the cover, Ken Campbell writes about North American players and the expectation that they could just come into the European leagues and instantly become scoring leaders.

He says that expecting players to put forth the same kind of effort that they do in the NHL when when they are paid so little and run the risk of getting seriously injured.

Campbell also says that some players don’t understand that while the talent level in Europe may not be the same, the competition level is still very high.

He spoke with former NHLer and current GM of Jokerit (Finnish league) Jarmo Kekalainen who said, “this isn’t the the type of league where a guy can come and tear it up. It’s not NHL caliber but it’s very competitive. A big problem for guys is they come here and we’ve already played 25 games and they’re not in game shape. Psychologically, some of the guys think it’s going to be easy.”

Kekalainen also adds that the players love to play against the NHLers and prove they can play on the same level.

Of the three remaining Rangers playing in Europe:

  • Rick Nash has 10 goals and six assists in 15 games.
  • Derek Stepan has two goals and one assist in seven games
  • Michael Del Zotto has 1 goal and 3 assists in six games